News Line for Porterdale

Porterdale FD's Spring Fling
The Porterdale Volunteer Fire Department is hoping that holds true, as it prepares for its Second Annual Spring Fling from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 3.
Source: Covington News

Porterdale recognized as FireWise community
The city of Porterdale was presented with a plaque for recognition and certification as a Firewise Community by Wildfire Prevention Specialist Beryl Budd with the Georgia Forestry Commission.
Source: Newton Citizen

Porterdale Citizen Police Academy offers interactive training
In just its second year, the Porterdale Police Department’s Citizen’s Police Academy is growing in popularity and is offering a new set of classes.
Source: Rockdale Citizen

Porterdale renovates house for new City Hall
The administrative staff in Porterdale could move into a new home within the next 18 months.
Source: Newton Citizen

Porterdale discusses grand openings
The Porterdale City Council outlined its 2014 plans Saturday as the mayor and her council members met for the city’s annual retreat.
Source: Covington News

Porterdale seeks changes to organizational charter
The Porterdale City Council approved changes to the city’s organizational charter on Tuesday in efforts to clarify the wording.
Source: Newton Citizen

Porterdale buys house for new city hall
City officials recently purchased the 1,527-square foot home at 10 N. Broad St. in Porterdale for $9,000, including closing costs, and will renovate the 45-year-old house to become a new city hall. Money was used from both the water and sewer fund and the general fund, City Manager Bob Thomson said.
Source: Covington News

Manager trying to recruit artisans, restaurants downtown
Porterdale is getting a Main Street program, a move that will give city officials more tools in their efforts to turn downtown Porterdale into an entertainment district.
Source: Covington News

Porterdale selected for Main Street Start-up Program
The town of Porterdale joins 18 other Georgia cities selected to become part of the Main Street Start-up Program.
Source: Newton Citizen

Porterdale holds first reading of budget
Council members in the City of Porterdale held their first reading of the tentative budget for fiscal year 2014 Monday night.
Source: Covington News

Porterdale selected to be part of Georgia Initiative for Community Housing program
Selected as one of the five communities to be part of the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing, the city of Porterdale will soon receive instruction on how to improve its housing conditions.
Source: Newton Citizen

Stephen King movie could be filmed in Porterdale
The newest Stephen King-inspired horror film, "The Cell," could be filming in Porterdale in early 2014.
Source: Covington News

Porterdale to get help on road repairs
Newton County and the Newton Water and Sewerage Authority have agreed to help with repairs to Riverfront Road in Porterdale.
Source: Newton Citizen

Chapman named to GUFC board
Porterdale Mayor Arline Chapman has been appointed to the executive board of the Georgia Urban Forestry Council (GUFC).
Source: Covington News